Build a foundation for your private cloud

To meet increased demands for agility and performance, many IT organizations have virtualized their infrastructures. As a result, they’ve also increased hardware efficiency and flexibility, and gained significant cost savings and cloud-like self-service capabilities. To retain a competitive edge, many organizations are transitioning to the cloud while standardizing and sharing common infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

In this session, you’ll learn:
– How to build a foundation for your private cloud through self-service capabilities.
– How to offer high availability and increase scalability in your environment.
– Best practices for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
– How to save on infrastructure costs and gain the highest ROI for your virtualization investments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform high availability

OpenStack provides a platform for fault-tolerant, scale-out workloads—those that scale-out rather than scale-up. Due to the nature of these workloads, the application carries the burden of application availability rather than the underlying platform, and the SLA is upheld by multiple instances and has fault-tolerance built in. While this works for the applications themselves, the availability of underlying OpenStack services is still a concern for both end users and systems administrators. How do we guarantee OpenStack service availability, load-balance requests over multiple machines, and manage our single points of failure?

In this session, you’ll learn about the options available to maximize OpenStack uptime and mitigate the risks using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack and its associated tools.

OpenStack solutions from Dell & Red Hat: Now available

Dell and Red Hat have partnered for more than 14 years to bring customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise offerings. Now, Dell and Red Hat are co-engineering OpenStack cloud solutions for enterprise customers and service providers. These solutions are designed to remove complexity, stabilize OpenStack and its operating environment, and provide a risk-free way to effectively deploy private cloud computing–in any organization.

Join this session to learn how Dell and Red Hat are strengthening their long-standing collaboration and commitment to help you confidently embrace open cloud computing technologies. You’ll also learn how you can not only benefit from the co-engineered solutions, but also from the companies’ combined cloud expertise, enterprise innovation, and dedicated support and portfolio of services.

Deep dive: OpenStack Compute

This session will begin with a high-level overview of where OpenStack Compute (Nova) fits into the overall OpenStack architecture, as demonstrated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. You’ll learn how OpenStack Compute interacts with other OpenStack components and complementary solutions such as Red Hat Storage Server.

The session will also provide a grounding in some common Compute terminology and a deep-dive look into key areas of OpenStack Compute, including the:

  • Compute APIs.
  • Compute Scheduler.
  • Compute Conductor.
  • Compute Service.
  • Compute Instance lifecycle.

Intertwined with the architectural information will be details on horizontally scaling and dividing compute resources as well as customization of the Compute scheduler. You’ll also learn valuable insights into key OpenStack Compute features present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Attendees will leave this session with an intermediate to high-level understanding of the OpenStack Compute architecture and an understanding of some of the key issues facing typical Compute deployments.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure networking deep dive

Network virtualization is becoming increasingly significant as other forms of virtualization constantly evolve. It allows network aggregation and provisioning, combining different physical networks into a single virtual network, or breaking a physical network into multiple virtual networks that are isolated from each other.

In this session, you’ll learn about Red Hat’s network virtualization offering with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The session will cover:

  • Traditional VLAN-based solutions and the move toward network overlays.
  • Linux Bridge and Open vSwitch.
  • Neutron, the OpenStack project focused on delivering networking as a service.
  • How to scale out networking in the cloud.

Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, & OpenStack

Software-defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • About the integration between SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack.
  • How SDN is essential for cloud networking and how OpenStack utilizes it.
  • Various components of SDN and how they interact with each other.

Building scalable cloud infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

This session provides an architecture deep dive of Red Hat’s OpenStack Scale Lab, a multi-purpose, 220-node deployment recently designed and built for internal and external OpenStack, Hadoop, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization development, continuous integration, and scale testing.

You’ll learn about the design, deployment, and automation aspects using Red Hat Linux Enterprise OpenStack Platform, Foreman, Red Hat Storage Server, Puppet, and other open source tools and APIs to deliver a full-featured, flexible cloud environment that services multiple use cases backed by re-usable, elastic resources. You’ll also hear experiences and lessons learned from conception, design, deployment, and current usage.

What cloud trends mean for you: An analyst’s view

You hear and read about cloud computing daily. But between a lot of the hype and the rapid rate of innovation, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which aspects of cloud are most relevant to your company and which trends are most important to monitor.

In this session, Michael Cote, who heads up the Infrastructure Software practice at 451 Research, will cover what cloud means today and why it’s being rapidly embraced by so many organizations. He’ll share a variety of recent research into how companies are adopting clouds. Finally, he’ll discuss key trends that are happening today such as the:

  • Blurring of categories across different types of clouds.
  • Evolution of application packaging.
  • Ongoing hybridization of IT.

He’ll also discuss how to take advantage of those key trends to make IT more flexible and efficient.